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DIPR Naga News (25.9.2019)


            Walkathon-Cum-Launching programme of the Integrated Community Sensitization-cum-BIS drive and Health Screening Camp was held at Council Hall Mon on 25th September 2019 with Deputy Commissioner, Mon, Thavaseelan K.

            Thavaseelan K stated that Ayushman Bharat PMJAY is the world’s largest government funded healthcare programme where free health insurance of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year can be availed. The eligible beneficiaries can avail the benefits in the government and listed private hospitals which provide cashless and paperless access to service for the beneficiaries at the point of service and help to reduce catastrophic expenditure for hospitalization. DC informed the gathering that, in Mon district, the target beneficiaries is 1,44,450 who are listed during the Socio Economic Caste Census 2011, DC called upon the stake holders and the gathering to spread awareness and reach out to the beneficiaries in order to get enrolled and  avail the benefits.

            During the occasion, DC Mon handed over certificate and cash award to L. Bandwing for Best Beneficiaries Identifying System operator in the district.

            DC also launched the Integrated Community Sensitization, Beneficiary Identification System drive and Health Screening camp at Council Hall Mon.

            Meanwhile, in commemoration of one year anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pakhwara, Deputy Commissioner flagged off the walkathon at Helipad ground and culminated at Council Hall, Mon.

            Chief Medical Officer, Mon, Dr. Kechongol Sophie, in his welcome address, informed that as on 20th September, 41, 795 beneficiaries have been enrolled in the district and out of that 321 had been treated in District Hospital, Mon. Once you have been enrolled, PMJAY Scheme will cover medical and hospitalization expenses which can be availed throughout the country and to this CMO requested the gathering to spread awareness and be an ambassador of Ayushman Bharat.

            Beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Yanlong and Apong shared the testimony on how they got the benefits under the scheme AB-PMJAY at District Hospital Mon. Both of them encouraged the gathering to spread awareness and avail the benefits.

            The programme was jointly organised by the Departments of Health & Family Welfare, Social Welfare, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Mon.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            Walkathon-cum-launching programme of Integrated Community Sensitization-cum-BSI Drive and Health Screening Camp was held today the 25th September 2019 at Mokokchung.

            Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, Rajesh Soundararajan, who was the special guest of the programme, flagged off the walkathon from Imlong Place. He launched the Integrated Community Sensitization cum BSI drive and Health Screening Camp at IMDH Mokokchung.

            During the programme, Ayushman Bharat (AB) – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) beneficiaries, Imliyangba of Kupza village and Kilensungla of Longsa village gave their testimony on how PMJAY scheme have benefitted them. Yapanglemla Imchen, the best performing Pradhan Mantri Arogya Mitra (PMAM), was felicitated during the programme for highest enrolment of beneficiaries.

            AB-PMJAY Awareness talk was presented by Dr. Sentirenla R Jamir (Nodal Officer) AB-PMJAY, IMDH and vote of thanks was proposed by Dy. CMO-cum-District Nodal Officer AB-PMJAY, Dr. Kibangkumba. Earlier invocation was said by the Chaplain IMDH, R. Nchumthung Humtsoe and welcome address was given by (MS) IMDH, Dr. P. Medemmayang. The programme was chaired by Chief Medical Officer, Mokokchung, Dr. R. Chubala Aier.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            Inauguration of Prime Marketing Shed Building at Longkhim town was held on 25th September 2019 with Principal Secretary, Rural Development, Bendangkokba, IAS.

            Speaking at the function, he thanked the NERLP and allied departments for constructing such a place which will directly benefit the people of the Longkhim area. He urged the gathering to make use of this infrastructure to improve economic growth of this area, he added that we should give more focus to work culture and give cooperation to one another for a successful implementation of the project.

            Earlier the Principal Secretary inaugurated Tea Processing Unit at Angangba Village. He was also accompanied by Ringsanbo Zeliang, State Coordinator NERLP Nagaland.

                                                                                                (K.K. Chim, IA Mon)


            To mark the National Nutrition Month, the department of Social Welfare Dimapur district in convergence with RD-NSRLM organized a Local Food Show at Supermarket, Dimapur on 25th September 2019 with DC Dimapur, Kevekha Kevin Zehol as special guest who inaugurated the stall.

            During the brief inaugural programme, District Coordinator, Limasenla Walling delivered an overview Poshan Abhiyan.

            The programme was chaired by CDPO (Urban), Robert Odyuo; while vote of thanks was proposed by ADPM, NSRLM, M. Yimok Phom. Altogether 11 organic food stalls were put up by different SHGs.

                                                                                                (Watimenla, IA Dimapur)


            The Sakhi-One Stop Centre had its second Consultative Meeting at DC Office Conference Hall, Wokha with the District Level Management Committee on 25th September 2019. The program was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS.

            Centre Administrator, OCS Wokha, Renthunglo Kikon gave a power point presentation on innovation and outreach covered by OSC. She highlighted about the awareness program conducted and covered by the team, she also highlighted the drawbacks faced by the Centre while reaching out to the public.

            The meeting was attended by SDO (Civil), Ajit Kumar Verma, IAS, district heads frpm various departments including Project Director (DRDA) Rural Development Department, Thungdeno Mozhui, President Eloe Hoho Wokha, Zuchobeni Ezong, Secretary Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) and SDPO Wokha, Imkongsangba Jamir.

            During the discussion hour inputs and suggestions were given by the various departments for smooth functioning of the Centre. Positively taking the inputs and suggestions given, the DC Wokha, Chairperson and Centre Administrator ensured that the Centre will reach out to the unreached through all possible means.

                                                                                                (Zubenthung, IA Wokha)


            District welfare Officer, Mokokchung, T. Aoakhum Longchar has informed all the senior citizens that, in observance of International Day of Older Persons, a programme will be held on 1st October 2019 from 9:30 AM at Ongpangkong salang, Mokokchung under the theme “The Journey to Age Equality”. Therefore, all the senior citizens of Mokokchung town have been requested to attend the programme.

            Through another release, District Welfare Officer, Mokokchung has informed that, as part of Poshan Maah 2019 (Nutrition month), the Department is organizing a Baby Show on 27th September 2019 at Sangtemla Hall, Mokokchung. The competition will be for the age group of 6 months to 1 year. Therefore, all interested parents have been requested to participate in the said event. Registration for the competition will start from 9:00 AM.

                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            As part of the celebration of “Poshan Maah” 2019, under Poshan Abhiyaan, a Block Level Anemia Screening Camp was held at Govt. High School, Longjang on 25th September 2019. The Camp was organized by Kobulong ICDS Project in collaboration with the Department of Health & Family Welfare. Dr. Nungshikokba, M.O, PHC Longjang and his team conducted the screening.


                                                                                                (Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)


            The monthly co-ordination meeting of Bhandari sub-division was held on 25th September 2019 at ADC conference hall under the chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioner, Tiameren Chang.

            The house deliberated on designating every Wednesday as traditional day and asked all departments to take initiative to put on traditional attires on that day to office. The village adoption committee was asked to visit the villages and present their survey reports in the next meeting. CDPO gave a presentation on the activities of Poshan maah in the sub- division.

            Dr. Riku Khutso, EAC highlighted on EVP and appreciated the BLOs for working actively and requested the officers to inform their staff to participate in the same.

            The ADC reminded all the department officers to register their office land and also stated that attendance of co-ordination meeting will be strict, Village visitation is slated on 28th September 2019. SDEO and PHED will present their department activities in the next co-ordination meeting.

                                                                                                (IA Bhandari)


            Block level Poshan Mela was conducted at Peren Town on 24th September 2019 where ADC Peren, Moa Sangtam inaugurated the Mela. In the Mela, indigenous nutrition complementary food (age-wise) was prepared and showcased using locally available food items.

            District Level Centre for women Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) distributed paper bags and sanitary napkins. Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) Peren distributed information pamphlets and spot registration for PMMVY during the program.

                                                                                                (Shahlong, IA Peren)


            The Tuensang district administration conducted a consultative meeting on Swachhata Hi Seva campaign on 24th September 2019 at CKS Hall Tuensang. The meeting was attended by CKS, All Ward Union Chambers of Commerce Tuensang.

            The meeting resolved to identify locations at each wards so that the District Municipal will do the needful segregation of the home waste plastic waste for the proper disposal of the waste. 

                                                                                                (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            The penultimate block programme of POSHAN MAAH under Zunheboto ICDS Project Anemia Screening camp was held at Vekuho Old Village on 22nd September 2019 with the assistance of medical department. A short programme was held before the screening. Sr. Supervisor, Benjamin Sema chaired the programme, an overview of POSHAN Abhiyan and POSHAN MAAH was delivered by Supervisor, Innoto K Achumi. Valerie Kiba, BPM Zunheboto Sadar explained the gathering on Anemia. She stressed on maintaining healthy hygiene especially for adolescent girls and women during menstruation, importance of taking Iron Folic Acid tablets and deworming tablets to prevent Anemia in women and children.

            The camp was attended by more than 100 people including Asha Coordinator, Kivinitoli Yepthomi, Anganwadi workers and helpers. 40 people were screened for Anemia, where two lactating mother, one pregnant woman and one child was tested positive for Anemia and were referred to Atoizu PHC. IFA tablets were distributed by Tozheli, LHU and Zheholi ANM PHC Atoizu during the screening.

                                                                                    (DPRO/IA Zunheboto/Suruhoto)


            District Level Convergence Meeting Held at 24th of September 2019 at DC’s Conference Hall Tuensang. The convergence Meeting was attended by District Administration, Social Welfare, Planning, Food and Civil supplies, PHED, ICDS, Medical and POSHAN Abhiyaan ECS Tuensang. The meeting reviewed the ongoing POSHAN month related activities carried out in the district. The Block level presentation of the activities was done by the respective CDPOs and the Medical Departmental activities were also highlighted in the meeting. The ECS (NGO) Tuensang also explained their activities on their complementary feeding project where they came up with the statistics.

            The meeting also reviewed on the loopholes facing the implementation part in the grass root level.

                                                                                    (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            Training for Electoral Verification programme (EVP) was conducted at CKS Hall Tuensang on 24th of September 2019. The training was conducted for CKS, YTC, KTC, USLB, and all HoDs of the district, Executive Secretaries of CBLT, YBBA, KBCA, and USLB, All Ward Union, Chambers of Commerce Tuensang.

            The meeting was conducted to disseminate the awareness programme to all the section within the district, the meeting was called to inform on the low number turn up for the Electoral Verification Programme within the district. The attendee were encouraged to spread the message so that all voters can get verified within the time frame i.e. 15th October 2019.

                                                                                                (Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)


            Secretary Rural Development, Neposo Theluo launched women SHGs block level federation for Meluri block on 24th September 2019 at council hall, Meluri village.

            The Secretary stressed on the importance of SHGs who are particularly based in village level. The main aim and objective of setting the SHGs is to garner self-sustenance and reduce poverty. He also advised the SHGs to target agro-based byproducts and to explore the market with products which has low volume with high value.

            Keyirangding Hegui, District Mission Manager NSRLM cum project Director DRDA, Phek delivered the key note address.

            Zapoyi Sapu, Block Programme Manager NSRLM, Meluri block in his report categorically brought out that there are 147 SHGs with 1282 beneficiaries within Meluri block.

            Earlier, Secretary RD, Neposo Theluo also inaugurated the traditional Morung constructed at Meluri Village.

                                                                                                (Tsurhothsu, IA Meluri)


            New Panchayat Hall, Ward No-17 will be inaugurated on 27th September, 2019 at 4 PM at Upper Agri Colony, Kohima, where Advisor Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire will be unveiling the epitaph.

            Programme highlights include short speeches by the President, All Kohima Municipal Ward Panchayat and Administrator KMC. Construction report will be given by construction committee, T. Sanny Pongener, Convener and special song will be presented by Neingu Rupero.

                                                                                                (Tovikali, IA)


            A two-day regional consultation was kicked-off on 25th September 2019 by the Government of India’s (GoI) North East Council (NEC) and UNICEF in collaboration with Oxfam India. The objective of the consultation is to deliberate on a Regional Strategy for Public Health Preparedness for Response in the North East (NE).

            In his keynote address, Planning Advisor, NEC, Calvin H. Kharshiing said, “We are living in an age of multiplicity of natural disasters and there are unique challenges in the context of the North East for the health sector, including shortage of trained manpower, access to sparsely populated remote and far flung areas, and governance. This consultation is a milestone and I look forward to the discussions and recommendations for NEC to take forward when planning for emergency preparedness of the health sector.” He further added, “The strength of the North-East is its local communities as a lot of work in the times of emergencies is done by them. It will be imperative to include them when planning and programming.”

            “Given the projections, the health sector in the NE needs to take multi-sectoral measures based on forecasts instead of waiting for the actual disasters for reducing and adapting to existing and emerging risks, and be better-abled to respond to impending emergencies,” said Dr Muzzaffar Ahmad, Former Member, NDMA, GoI.

            The regional consultation is an effort to promote health sector preparedness for response in the NE states. Under this initiative, NEC and UNICEF in collaboration with Oxfam India will support the NE states to strengthen their plans to prepare for and respond to public health risks in emergencies as well as in public health emergencies.

            “There are four non-negotiable components that we need to focus upon, together, as a team. Firstly, preparedness for emergencies, since during normal conditions public health services can be stretched thin. Secondly, quality programming and standards to coordinate and align emergency response efforts in health, child protection, nutrition, communication and water sanitation and hygiene. Thirdly, linking humanitarian response to development. And lastly, coordination and partnerships,” said Dr. Madhulika Jonathan, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF.

            The technical and thematic sessions during the two-day consultation will be attended by a number of stakeholders from the four states, including Secretaries/MDs of State NHM, Director Health and Family Welfare/Nodal Officer, Disaster Management, Chief Engineer PHED/Nodal Officer, Disaster Management, State Coordinator/Director, SDMA and the Director/Head State Planning Board/Department, and sectoral experts.

            The consultation will aim to help build an understanding of the common frameworks applied to disaster preparedness in the public health sector, and on the existing and emerging public health risks in the NE. It will also be an opportunity to throw light on the current initiatives, guidelines, gaps and health needs of the states to undertake preparedness actions (these discussions will be aligned to UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Actions (CCCs) framework).

            “As part of the first phase of the intervention, efforts will be made to develop a regional strategy primarily focusing on Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura and Assam, which will be supplemented through state-level public health sector plans by the respective states. Based on their experiences, the same will be extended to other NE states, and subsequent technical assistance will be provided to implement those plans,” said Pankaj Anand, Oxfam India’s Programme Director. 

                                                                                                (DIPR, NEC)


            Blended Colours Cricket Club lifted the 1st Medziphema Sixers Tournament by beating ‘Cockroach B Team’ by 38 runs in the final played at the Government Higher Secondary School ground.

            Put on to bat first after losing the toss, Blended colours scored a total of 75 runs in six overs for the loss of two wickets. While chasing, ‘Cockroach B’ was bowled out for 37 runs.

            The three day tournament which began on 21st September 2019 was organized by Frolic Club and saw eight teams competing against each other for the top prize in a format played with six players for six overs each. Arong of Blended Colours was adjusted Man of the Match in the final match for his all-round performance of scoring 37 runs in 9 balls and capturing two wickets. Moalong who scored a staggering 208 runs in the tournament was adjusted man of the series.  Wati of Private Cricket Club was adjudged the best bowler of the tournament.

            During the prize distribution ceremony, the convener of the organizing committee, Tali thanked all the teams, match officials and public for their support towards the successful completion of the tournament. All the winners were handed out cash prizes along with certificates.


                                                                                                (Shashimong, IA Medziphema)